Center for Spiritual Inquiry and Integral Education

CSIIE

Department of Spiritual Arts & Technologies

Dept. Head: Zachary Seibert

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"The possession of Knowledge, unless accompanied by a manifestation and expression in Action, is like the hoarding of precious metals - a vain and foolish thing. Knowledge, like Wealth, is intended for Use." - The Kybalion


"Science is not enough, religion is not enough, art is not enough, politics and economics are not enough, nor is love, nor is duty, nor is action however disinterested, nor, however sublime, is contemplation. Nothing short of everything will really do. -Aldous Huxley


The Department of Spiritual Arts & Technologies (DSAT) is dedicated to advancing awareness around modern applications of spiritual disciplines and transpersonal exploration. The mission of DSAT is to establish modern academic rigors around modalities used in complementary therapies such as energy healing and transpersonal psychology, magical practice and path-work from both ancient and modern traditions, and contemplative and self-transformative techniques from a wide array of perspectives.

The Spiritual Arts & Technologies of humanity have fallen from prominence in the last epochs of human history, replaced with empirical inquiry and scientific method. At their inception, empirical methodologies seemed to more effectively address the needs and desires of the populace, but as these sciences and philosophies have advanced, they have begun to approach fields of knowledge which once again reach into the realm of mysticism. DSAT aims to explore the connections between empirical and mystic technologies, developing a research-based discourse between the ostensibly separate methodologies.

As a department within the Center for Spiritual Inquiry & Integral Education, DSAT is concerned with developing an Integral Approach to the challenges facing complementary therapists, magical practitioners, and all who have embarked upon a path of Spirituality and Self-Transformation. Creating an archive of information on the developmental processes of these multi-faceted individuals and defining clear research goals for future progress is essential to establishing validity within the broader empirical research communities of the world. DSAT will be assisting in the personal development of these individuals and practitioners, and helping to establish meaningful correspondence between them and various research organizations. As a Vision, DSAT is determined to build bridges between the practitioners on the cutting edge of both empirical and mystic methodology.

Moving beyond the traditional definitions of Spiritual Technology, DSAT is interested in bringing modern researchers and scientists in the fields of theoretical physics, transhumanism, and cybernetics into the fold. These fields of research offer promising technical and philosophical augmentations to the traditional rigors of science, posing new questions and offering new solutions for a world that is inarguably poised on the brink of widespread transformation. Within these post-modern areas of inquiry, the bridges that DSAT aims to build are already half-formed, giving rise to questions about the nature of thought and consciousness, matter and energy, and evolution itself. The common focus on transformation between these researchers and practitioners in fields of Spiritual Inquiry allows for mutually beneficial alliances to be easily built, and for cooperative research goals to be arrived at and acted upon.

DSAT carries the mission of branching widely into the research communities of the world, establishing connection and relationship with practitioners and organizations in a wide variety of fields and paradigms. As an interdisciplinary learning community focused on the very horizon of human potential, DSAT invites you to contribute any material, insight, or resource that you may find relevant to our goals and mission. The horizon is ever-expanding, and DSAT is dedicated to maintaining a receptive mentality in regards to new avenues of exploration.

Last modified: Thursday, August 18, 2011, 03:18 PM